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Official: Sheffield United sign Dutch striker Richairo Zivkovic on loan

Richairo Zivkovic
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Sheffield United have announced the signing of Richairo Zivkovic on a six-month loan move from Chinese side Changchun Yatai.

Zivkovic has joined Sheffield on a season long loan and becomes the fourth player to sign for the Blades in January.

The former Ajax man is the latest addition following the club record signing of Sander Berge yesterday.

Chris Wilder’s side have been active in the transfer window with Jack Rodwell and Jack Robinson joining earlier in the month.

“He will give us genuine pace at the top of the pitch,” said United manager Chris Wilder to the club’s website.

“We know enough about him, we’ve kept tabs on Richairo for a while and tracked his progress.

“He is a Dutch international at ages under the senior level. He’ll be unpredictable to other teams, but we know what we’re getting and he wants to make the most of the opportunity.

“We’re learning all the time this season, but pace in the Premier League is key and Richairo is someone we think can kick us on.”